Mapping the e-learning assessment domain: concept maps for orientation and navigation

Millard, D.; Howard, Y.; Bailey, C.; Davis, H.; Gilbert, L.; Jeyes, S.; Price, J.; Sclater, Niall; Sherratt, R.; Tulloch, I.; Willis, G. and Young, R. (2005). Mapping the e-learning assessment domain: concept maps for orientation and navigation. In: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005, Oct 2005, Chesapeake, VA.

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Abstract

Concept or Topic Maps have long been used as a method of categorising and organising information about a domain. Building them can help people conceptualise an area and spot trends or gaps, and as a presentation method they quickly provide an overview and general impression of a space. We are currently constructing a Reference Model of the Assessment Domain that takes the form of a highly interlinked dynamic website. This represents the assessment domain via the software, projects, standards and use cases of which it is composed. In this paper we present our efforts to create complementary concept maps of the assessment domain, not as an overview, but for navigation and orientation within the domain. These concept maps, which model resources and activities independently, have been corroborated with practitioners in the e-learning community.

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